San Onofre, San Clemente State Beaches Remain Closed After Shark Bites SwimmerLeeanne Ericson was swimming in San Onofre State Beach when a shark tore away part of her upper thigh.
Local Leaders, Scientists Sounding Alarm Over Possible Nuclear Disaster In SouthlandSCE is planning to bury 2,000 tons of high-level nuclear waste 100 feet from the beach.
Officials Ponder How To Remove Dead Whale From Surf SpotAuthorities are trying to decide what to do with the massive, rotting carcass of a dead whale that washed ashore at a popular California surfing spot.
GoPro Video Captures Pods Of Orcas Off California Coast In Rare SightingA lucky group of whale watchers got a special treat off the Orange County coast after discovering a pod of killer whales.
Best Camping Sites Near OCWhether you want to do some hiking, biking or just relaxing away from the hustle of Orange County, these are great places to visit on your next camping trip.
Best Summer Backpacking Trips Near OCEvery experience level and desired exertion may be catered to at any number of trail systems. Here's a sampling of the best.
Dana Point Teen Rode Waves Every Day For 2 YearsA 14-year-old Southern California girl has gone surfing every day for two years in her pursuit of becoming a world champion surfer.
A Guide To Orange County’s State ParksSouthern California is filled with dozens of state parks which preserve the history, culture, and beauty of the Southland.
Officials Investigate How Beach Rocks Ignited In Woman's ShortsOfficials at Camp Pendleton are investigating how phosphorous got on two rocks that ignited a fire in the pocket of a woman's shorts after she picked them up on San Onofre State Beach.
Best Campgrounds Around Orange CountySummer time means much-anticipated warm weather beckoning outdoors lovers into the wild. With rising gas prices, SoCal families might be more inclined to vacation locally, especially at the area's best campgrounds. Rev up those summer plans with a good, old campout at sites that boast a little something special for everyone.
Woman Severely Burned After Rocks Spontaneously Combust In Pocket A woman is recovering from severe burns Thursday after the apparent spontaneous combustion of rocks found on an Orange County beach.
Best Camping Spots Near Los AngelesTime to make your camping reservations! Just a few short hours from downtown Los Angeles, campers can wake up to the sounds of gentle waves or ride bikes in the cool mountain air or the climb rocks in the dry desert.
Surfer Declared Dead As Waves Pound SoCal BeachesA surfer found off San Onofre State Beach in Southern California has been declared dead, as powerful waves pounded the state over the Labor Day weekend.
Nudists Say Park Rangers Following, Harassing Them Onto Federal BeachNudists say California park rangers are following them to a federally owned beach since they ditched a state beach where clothing is required.
OC Firm To Study San Onofre Wave EnergySan Onofre is known for its beachside nuclear power plant but an Orange County company thinks the ocean itself can make power.